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Entries in SERAP (7)

Wednesday
Feb082017

SERAP writes President Trump, demands return of Nigeria’s stolen assets

The late General Sani AbachaA civil society group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has sent an open letter to U.S. President Donald J. Trump urging his “Administration to attach and release to Nigeria some $500 million worth of U.S.-based proceeds of corruption traced to former Nigerian dictator General Sani Abacha.”

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Thursday
Mar202014

It's Simple: The Nigerian Money is the Nigerians’ Money

Friends of the FCPA Blog -- Sandy Sierck and Nick Diamond, who represent the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project in Nigeria -- have another good idea. For years, SERAP has been petitioning the DOJ and SEC to return enforcement revenues to the real victims of overseas corruption: the citizens of the corrupt governments. Their latest proposal is a slam dunk.

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Tuesday
Jun042013

Wal-Mart’s Victims, Part XI: Is Disgorgement the Answer?

I’ve argued in this series that freedom from bribery is a human right, and that FCPA enforcement should do more to protect those rights.

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Friday
May042012

To Mexico, from Nigeria, via Kazakhstan: On the Trail of a Great Idea (Part 2)

Last post, I discussed the proposal from Nigeria’s Social-Economic Rights and Accountability Project to establish a mechanism for using the proceeds of FCPA settlements to help bribery victims.

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Thursday
May032012

To Mexico, from Nigeria, via Kazakhstan: On the Trail of a Great Idea (Part 1)

Yesterday, Benjamin Kessler wrote a stirring defense of what he called “one of the most altruistic FCPA amendments yet proposed:” adopting a system to share the proceeds of FCPA settlements with the victims of bribery.

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Wednesday
May022012

Giving Back To The Victims

In March the Nigerian human rights group SERAP (Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project) sent a letter to the SEC outlining one of the most altruistic FCPA amendments yet proposed.

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Friday
Mar162012

African NGO Asks For Distribution Of FCPA Recoveries 

A prominent NGO in Nigeria recently asked the SEC’s Enforcement Division to establish a process enabling foreign government entities victimized by FCPA violations, on a case-by-case basis, to apply for some or all of the civil penalties and disgorgement proceeds companies agree to pay to settle SEC investigations.

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